[UPDATE 11:30 a.m.] Fire on North Bank Road Shuts Down Traffic

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A fire on North Bank Road between Arcata and McKinleyville shut down both lanes of traffic about 11:20 a.m.

UPDATE 11:24 a.m.: The Incident Commander is releasing some resources which is usually a good sign. However, the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page still shows both lanes shut down.

UPDATE 11:30 a.m.: Cal Fire tweeted that the forward spread of the fire had been stopped.



  • I don’t think people understand, as well as, chains dragging, or axles breaking ( tire coming off and poof), pulling over on to dry grass ( underneath the car is hot) and fire is the result.

    • Pamela Ann Harrison

      Yes, it was my daughter’s car, her car broke down and she pulled off the road and it ignited immediately, she is ok thank God and no one’s property was damaged. THANK YOU firefighters, helitak sheriff’s , you are appreciated

  • Pamela, I’m so glad your daughter is unhurt!

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